Google is changing the way they are ranking websites on mobile devices. They are calling this “Mobilegeddon”.  If the website on the mobile device is not user friendly, the Google rankings go way down and you get penalized. This is why it is so important to have correctly sized photos on your posts on the OnTampa site. If the photos are not sized correctly, it can take a long time to load and Google does not like this at all.

The new image standards should be:

Inside posts / content / pages, please size images to 600px wide, at 72dpi.

For featured images, the ones that will show up on the home page, they need to scaled to 300px   x  300px   

These can be cropped versions of the larger images, but it is important to use appropriately sized thumbnails for the featured images and not the full sized photos as it is penalizing your page load and page speed scores.

Ideally, in whatever photo or image program being used, making sure to save web-optimized versions of the photos is also extremely important.

Erwin is raised and grown locally in Boulder. Born to be an adventurer, Erwin joined the Boy Scouts of America at the age of 12, conquered the frozen icebergs of Alaska and the narrow canyons of Utah, finally achieving the rank of Eagle Scout three days before his eighteenth birthday. Now a fourth year student double majoring in Economics and Philosophy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Erwin is still excited to experience the wonders of life both physically and spiritually. Erwin is interested to pursue a career in digital marketing and HR after his graduation in December, hoping one day to change the world for the better with the knowledge he obtained through his experiences. With a passion to learn, Erwin obtained “Inbound Marketing” certificate from HubSpot Academy, as well as learned computer languages like R, HTML, Javascript on his own. During his off time, you can bet Erwin will be reading his favorite philosophy books like “The Works of Aristotle” at Alley Cat cafe or grabbing an ice cold beer with friends at the Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins.